Understanding the language and culture of Japan's past is critical to a full appreciation of the modern country. This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of classical Japanese and explores the cultural context in which that language lived. We will examine such things as temple inscriptions, ancient poems, medieval songs, and warrior scrolls.
4x250wd Translation Exercises (20%), 1x2000wd Mid-semester Test (30%), 1x3000wd Final Test (40%), 1x Seminar Participation(10%)
JPNS1123 or JPNS1125 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622